I have a project I’ve been thinking about for awhile that requires an oval shaped LCD panel, and finally managed to track down and receive a Chinese cell phone with an oval panel that fits the bill. (actual oval not a beveled/obfuscated rectangle) Basically I want to remove the LCD panel and put it in a custom housing, and have something drive it to display a video feed. Now that I actually have the thing in my hand, I realize that I’m completely over my head in terms of making it work.
Is this even going to be possible without having the diagram/pins? Could it be reverse engineered? Are there generic controllers that work for most LCDs or are they specialized per panel? If I take the phone apart would there be a possibility of a manufacture/part stamp or are these things typically unlabeled? Does anyone know of a manufacture that provides oval panels as a kit? Any kind of starting point is apprecaited, and I plan on hitting the San Jose Arduino meeting this month if anyone here is local.